A qualified accountant, Raj graduated with an MBA in 1994. He started his career in the public sector, moving to Price Waterhouse in 1990 and joined BDO Stoy Hayward in 1997 as Director/Partner. In 1998, he headed the Centre for Growing Business at Nottingham Business School, a national initiative linking academic and practical experience in supporting business owners. This led to Raj authoring a book, Business Grow-How and creating a “Growth Toolkit” for entrepreneurs. Raj has held national roles in RSM Tenon Corporate Finance, as well as being Chairman of the European Board of its International Association, and was responsible for development of its international M&A activity. Raj also spearheaded Tenon Academy, a leading edge development programme for the senior managers of the firm. He has completed fundraising transactions across a range of sectors including, technology, food, support services and manufacturing. As a Board member and Director at SecureCloud+, Raj is responsible for overall financial matters. Outside work, Raj likes to follow football and motor racing. He travels extensively and tries to keep fit.